Khan Academy

One man. One computer. 10 million students. Americas 1.3 trillion dollar school system is ripe for revolution. To quote from Forbes India, Over the past two years Khan Academy videos have been viewed more than 200 million times. The site is used by 6 million unique students each month (about 45 million total over the last 12 months), who have collectively solved more than 750 million problems (about 2½ million a day), and the material, which is provided at no cost, is (formally or informally) part of the curriculum in 20,000 classrooms around the world. Volunteers have translated Khan’s videos into 24 different languages, including Urdu, Swahili and Chinese. In this podcast, Deputy editor Shishir Prasad tells us why Khan academy is important for us.

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Philanthropy is not just a byword for Corporate Social Responsibility, a jargon that sometimes gets nothing more than half a page in the annual reports of some companies. In this podcast, the editor in chief, Indrajit Gupta and senior editor, Mitu Jayashankar take us through some of the Indian leaders who have weaved philanthropy as part of their daily business lives.

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This issue's cover story talks about affluent Indian's new found affection towards buying property abroad. Shishir Prasad, deputy editor joins us to talk about what are some of the checkboxes that one must tick while buying a new house.

 

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Forbes India Cover Story # 65: Striking it rich

Friday, 16 November 2012 16:31 Written by

In Forbes Indias flagship issue, Prince Thomas gives us a glimpse of the richest businessmen and women in India.

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Shishir Prasad, deputy editor tells us why Forbes India has picked 12 unlisted companies that have it in them to go places.

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Rama Bijapurkar, R Sriram and S Raghunandan pool in their collective experience in the world of retail and give a rin down of how the retail sector has shaped in the past few years and where they think it will go in the near future.

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Forbes India Cover Story # 62: Seeing whats next

Friday, 16 November 2012 16:31 Written by

Forbes India unveils the Forbes India Leadership Awards. Senior editor, Cuckoo Paul and Editor in Chief Indrajit Gupta give a run down of the event.

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In this podcast, senior editor Dinesh Narayanan talks about Narendra Modi, and whether Gujarat needs his brand of governance.

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IIM-A has been around for a while and arguably the best B-school in the country. But when compared with some of the leading MBA institutes in the world, it falls back on a few counts. Shishir Prasad, the deputy editor talks about what Indias best B school can do up its game. Alumni relations and faculty involvement can be a start, he says.

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Senior editor Dinesh Narayanan gives us a snapshot of string of essays that Forbes India carries in this independence special issue. It covers a brilliant profile of India's Chief Justice, S H Kapadia and a few other bureaucrats who have brought about some interesting and mind-boggling changes in their districts.

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